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Old 10-16-2017, 06:16 PM   #1
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Orangeish yellow water

I set my aquarium up about a month ago and it was brown because of dirt, I did water changes to get rid of that and it went away. Then when I planted the aquarium it started to turn green, than orange. A couple of days ago I did a water change and it helped but I think it is going back to being orange again. What could it be and what could I do to fix it? I know it isnít tannins because I donít have any wood in the tank.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:35 PM   #2
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Tannins can be released from the dirt as well. Some purigen in the filter will clear up the discoloration if it's indeed tannins in the water.

Could you post a pic?
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Ooo nope, that looks like an algae bloom. Take a look here: https://www.thespruce.com/causes-and...-water-1378633

I've had the best luck using a uv sterilizer. Sunsun makes some very affordable models.
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The picture made it look more yellow. I donít think it is algae because it appeared about a day after I started running the lights, and I only had them on for eight hours until yesterday. I turned it so the light would be on for 10 hours l
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I do have a uv sterilizer already so I will try it
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Probably tannins
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What are you feeding?

Or if no fish, the soil is likely leaching ammonia and stuff and causing that.

What kind of soil did you use?

What are your water parameters?
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